MMSC: A 15-year-old champion, holed shots to win and Nick Watney
This week's MMSC focuses on some incredible events that happened this weekend in the world of golf.
|At 15, Ko becomes the LPGA Tour's fifth amateur champion by winning in Canada. (AP)|
Lydia Ko makes history
Could you imagine being 15 years old and competing in a professional golf event? It would be pretty epic. Lydia Ko did one better.
She not only competed at the CN Canadian Women's Open last week, she won the tournament, becoming the youngest player ever to win an LPGA Tour title. Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win by three shots over Inbee Park, and honestly, it's hard to put into words what this means for women's golf.
Fifteen?! People aren't supposed to be this good at stuff at such a young age. Ko is a really solid player, but to do this is legendary. If, say, a 15-year-old boy won the Barclays, the sports world would be freaking out, so I hope Ko gets her due for pulling off such an incredible accomplishment.
It's honestly the golf story of the year, if you ask me.
Wong's amazing finish
There are few things cooler than pulling off a golf shot to win a golf tournament, but holing out a golf shot to win a tournament? That's stuff of legends.
Let us introduce you to 21-year-old Eugene Wong. The kid was playing in the Canadian Tour Championship and was heading into the final hole trailing Joe Panzeri by a shot. Wong said in the video above that he was joking with his caddie that it would be cool to hole a shot for eagle and the win, and then just went ahead and did it.
Wong's 9-iron hit the green, rolled up towards the hole and disappeared for eagle.
He went on to win, and the reaction in the video above is priceless.
Watney runs down Sergio
Watching the Barclays on Sunday, I really felt like Sergio Garcia was going to end up winning his second tournament in a row. He looked like he was hitting the ball solid and was making putts, but ended up running into a guy that was simply playing better golf than him.
Nick Watney played impressive, continuing to make big putts when he had to on his way to his fifth PGA Tour title.
Watney is a gamer, one of those rare PGA Tour players that seems to really enjoy the pressure of winning a golf tournament, and it's strange to me that he's only won five times. He changed that on Sunday, and while Sergio will be looking back at a tough final round, he needs to remember that his golf game is right where it needs to be heading into the long stretch of the playoffs and he has a good chance at not only snagging the FedEx Cup title but being the best player on either of the two Ryder Cup teams.
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